2016, We’ll be Returning to the
Place Where Juneteenth Celebrations Began...

Emancipation Park!



Commemorating...

153 years since the Emancipation Proclamation

151 years since Texas slaves were granted freedom
144 years of Emancipation Park Freedom Celebrations &

  43 years of Central Houston Freedom Parades

 


So...Get ready for next year to be a JUNETEENTH BLOWOUT!!!
Friends of Emancipation Park appreciates the continued participation and assistance of the “Black Museum District” community and the invaluable help of super community partners like Third Ward Community Cloth, Project Row Houses, Trinity East and Trinity UMC: Shape Center,  Antioch, St. John's, Jerusalem and South Main Baptist; St. Mary's Catholic; St. Paul and Wesley Chapel AME Churches 

2016 Celebration Plans are already underway! 
Below is the schedule & highlights from our 2015 Events...

Our new “Green” environment-friendly
park will be amazing after it’s $33mil facelift!

 


Saturday, June 14, 2015 • 9-10am

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH PARADE
Hosted by the Friends of Emancipation Park.


“Education to Emancipation”

The Emancipation Park Juneteenth Parade will begin staging at TSU, from  the corner of  Wheeler and Ennis west towards Dowling;  the parade will then march north on Dowling
to Emancipation Park.


JOIN US FOR FREE...
Participation in the parade is Free to  musicians, dancers, drill teams, drumlines, and anyone individuals walking , or utilizing non-motorized or handicap vehicles! 


To reserve your space,
see below or
CLICK HERE

Check back later for more information on
2012 Juneteenth Events

...or send an email to  info@juneteenthfest.com

June 7-19, 2015

Emancipation Park
JUNETEENTH EVENTS
Mark your calendars for  family fun
at the park where Juneteenth celebrations began!


Featuring: 
Miss Juneteenth Pageant,
Beauty and the Beast Tea,
Golf Tournament,
Movies


...AND  the longest running Juneteenth Parade and Festival in the world!



CLICK HERE FOR THE
2014 JUNETEENTH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!


Friends of Emancipation Park’s
2015

JUNETEENTH

EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION



Celebrating 150 years since the abolition of Slavery in Texas!


THE 2015 EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION IS A HISTORIC ONE! 

     152nd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation;

     150th year since the slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom;

     143rd celebration involving Emancipation Park and the

     42nd year of central Houston Juneteenth Parades!


Schedule...

Mark your calendars for  family fun!

Featuring the longest running Juneteenth
Parade and Festival in the world!


LOCATIONS:

Emancipation Park...

3018 Dowling at Elgin, Houston, TX 77004...MAP


Trinity United Methodist Church...

Now celebrating its 150th anniversary! ...Website

2600 Holman at Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004...MAP


Project Row Houses...Website

2521 Holman at Live Oak Houston, TX 77004... MAP

 

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Sat • June 20, 2015   •  10-11am  

The 42nd Juneteenth

Emancipation Celebration Parade
From Texas Southern University Gym to the
Emancipation Celebration and Freedom
Music Festival on the stage at
Project Row Houses!


Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Parade will begin
staging at 9am near the TSU  entrance at the corner of 
Wheeler and 4400 Ennis, 77004; lining up heading
west on Wheeler to Dowling;  then march north (right)
on Dowling to Holman; then east (right) 1 block to
the corner of Holman and Live Oak!


FREE TO ...Bands, Drumlines, Dance Groups,
Cheer & Step Teams, etc.. and walking families, 
Parents with Strollers, wheelchairs, Handicapped, 
Non-motorized Bikes & Tricycles, etc.


OTHERS:

     Motorcycles: $10 each,

     Walking Non-Profits and Clubs: $25

     Cars, Vans and Trucks:  $50

     Corporate Sponsors and Floats:  $150


MORE INFORMATION IS ON
OUR PARADE PAGE




VIDEO:

Dr. Thomas Freeman
Luncheon Keynote

See this amazing  95 year old
orator address the Houston League of

Business and Professional Women’s

Founder’s Day Luncheon
in June of 2015...







Also scheduled to be at Saturday’s

Juneteenth Celebration...


A live remote from  10m to 12 noon by ...


www.Radio-One.com

Sponored by The Black McDonald’s Owners Association






Miss Texas International® 2015

Elise Banks

www.misstexasinternational.com


Lyrhm Gospel Rap Artist

Twinkle Toes Dance Academy



Batala Houston

Batalá iHouston s a Brazilian percussion band
playing traditional Bahian rhtyhms of Samba Reggae.
It is an all-volunteer band, made up of women and men!


Michael C. Moore

Pride Houston

Prancing Stars Dance Team






Saturday  •  June 20, 2015   •  10am-7pm •  Free
at Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman at Live Oak, Houston TX 77004


Juneteenth Freedom Fest

The 143rd Emancipation Celebration
will conclude at Project Row Houses with
lots of live entertainment, food, exhibits & Vendors!


Go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE 
and let us know that you want to join us as a
Volunteer, Vendor or Entertainer!



PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 20, 2015…


10-12noon: Live Remote with 97.9 Fm
      Sponsored by the Black McDonalds Owners Association


11:00 am: “STATE OF THE PARK After the parade, discover the

      progress of the $33 million Emancipation Park Renovation

      —and amazing features of the new park!


11:30am:     FREE BIKE GIVE-AWAY by the Black McDonald’s Owners

      Association to 100 local Boys and Girls Clubs children!


12-7pm:     LIVE PERFORMANCES by community and professional
musicians, poets, singers, dancers and more!





Exhibitor / Vendor Booths:


WANT TO BE A PART OF THE
2016 CELEBRATION IN THE PARK?

PRICES BELOW ARE BASED ON THE 2015 Festival and subject to change as we get deeper into planning to the 2016 festival in the new park.  Pre-register and lock in 2015’s rates.


WANT TO HAVE A BOOTH AT THE FESTIVAL? Vendors should go to our "Online Registration” page and fill out the "Vendor" form there.  Yoy also pay with a credit card there. CHECK IN: 9-10:30 at the “Backyard” Entrance at Live Oak and Holman. 

Food Vendors:

Online Pre-payment, the Vendor form on our "Online Registration" webpage , a current Houston Health Medallion or Temporaty Permit and Insurance are required. Temporary Health Permits cost $64.22 per day of your booth's participation. (+ a $10.70 Administrative Fee)
Call 832-393-5100 for more information.

Download Link: http://www.houstontx.gov/health/Food/forms.html .


Bring your own 10x10’ Tent / Table & Chairs… More info

      $50  .....Non-Profit  Non-selling…  +$50 /add'l day                   

       $100 ….Non-Food Business/Retail Booth… +$50 /add'l day                  

       $150 ….Food or Double Booth ... +$100/add'l day

       $500 ….Sojurner Business Exhibitor/Vendor*

       $1000…MLK Exhibitor/Vendor*
                              
      (*max 60' tent, space, cart or trailer)


Click here to go to the Online Registration Page










           

Advertising Opportunities...

Now accepting ad buys for the 2016 Juneteenth Celebrations in the new Emancipation Park!
Souvenir Book Production is by TWC/MoShows.

Submission Deadline: 11pm, June 12, 2016


   BACK PAGE (1 Available) Size: 5x8”: @$ 2,000

    1. INSIDE COVER (2) Size: 5x8”:_____@$1,000

    2. FULL PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x8”: ___@ $300

    3. HALF PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x4”: ___@ $200
      1/4 PAGE INSIDE Size: 5x2”: _____@ $100

    4. BW Business Card Size: 2x3”: ____@ $50


  1. EMAIL YOUR AD as a BW or color .jpg, .tif, .png or .pdf to ads@juneteenthfest.com or upload it using the forms on our Online Registration Page












Event Chair:

Kijana Wiseman, M.Ed.

 

Sat • June 13, 2015  • 2pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004Tickets $5

The Mildred Johnson

Miss Juneteenth Pageant:

Poise and talent! Ages 3-19.

Coordinator:  Ruby Mayes and Mildred Johnson

pageant@juneteenthfest.com


Sun • June 14, 2015 •  3pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004  • Tickets $25

The Jewell Houston
Beauty and the Beast Tea

Bikers escort little Princesses to a
Tea Settings Contest!
Table Sponsors: $250

Coordinator:  Vera McDaniels Madison

tea@juneteenthfest.com


Mon • June 15, 2015   •  11:30-3pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004

11:30pm: EP Kids Luncheon (Private)

2pm: Children’s Historical Funday (Public)

Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, History Games

w/ Sister Mama Sonya.


Wed • June 17, 2015   •  5-9pm

at Trinity UMC, 2600 Holman, 77004  •  Free

The Ester King
Freedom Movie Night  
Movies & Panel Discussions
Coordinator:  Loretta Brock

Reserve your seat.

Fri  • June 19, 2015   •  10am-8pm  •  FREE


JUNETEENTH!
143rd JUNETEENTH SUPER-DAY!


LOCATION:  
THE FIELD OF VISIONS

2310 Elgin at Dowling, 77004  Across from Emancipation Park, next to the Eldorado Ballroom @ Elgin & Bastrop ...MAP



10am:  Congo Drum Call and Prayer March around Emancipation Park... 
Live Drummers will invite the community to join us at the corner of Bastrop and Elgin for a prayer march around the Emancipation Park to bless the park’s new construction and anticipated 2016 rebirth. Ministers from... Antioch, St. John's, Jerusalem and South Main Baptist; St. Mary's Catholic; St. Paul and Wesley Chapel AME; Trinity and Trinity East Methodist Churches will be positioned at each of the four corners of Emancipation Park's 10 acres. At each corner the ministers will  pray and pay tribute to one of the park's 4 founders: Jack Yates (Dowling and Elgin); Richard Brock (Dowling and Hutchins); Richard Allen (Hutchins and Tuam); and Elias Dibble (Tuam and Dowling).


11am:  Ceremony... A dramatic he reading of the Ex-Slave Narratives by the TSU Debate Team and dances by Urban Kidz and a pouring of libations for the ancestors. This event is coordinated by Third Ward Community Cloth Cooperative’s Cultural Arts Thread featuring Talking Back Living History Theatre and The Dinky Drum Company.


Location :
Third Ward Multi-Service Center

3611 Ennis (near Holman), 77004


12 NOON-2:30pm:

The Lonal X. Robinson

Freedom Stars Talent Show   Youths ages 5-19 compete for the Friends of Emancipation Park’s “Colors of Freedom Awards”. Talent Show Application.pdf   | talentshow@juneteenthfest.com

Coordinator:  Dorris Ellis Robinson



3pm: “Black Lives Matter”
Panel Discussion
 
Addressing current tragic events involving young Black men and the Police. 
Panelists: Genesis Blu, Eddie Deckard,

Dr. Carolyn Evans Shabazz, Gerry Monroe, Dr. Michael Strong, Errol Jones, Zandrea Monroe, Dr. Schelda Williams, Dr. Robert McKinley Gilmore, St. Charleston White, Deric Muhammad, and Warren Houston.


Location :

Project Row Houses.

2521 Holman at Live Oak, TX 77004... MAP


1-3pm:  FREE WORKSHOPS...

       Healthy Living Discussion
    
with Cardiovascular Surgeons


    Free Legal Clinic
    
with Atty. Keryl Douglas
     and other legal consultants


     Genealogy Workshop
    
Bring your family information and
     learn how to connect to your past!



& more!  performer@juneteenthfest.com  

vendors@juneteenthfest.com




2015 Parade Grand Marshall:  

Texas Southern University Debate Professor
and international award-winning icon


Dr. Thomas Freeman


Legendary educator and
distinguished Professor of Forensics,

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman has been head coach of the internationally acclaimed Texas Southern University Debate team for over 66 years.


Dr. Freeman and the TSU Debate Team, trained academy award-winning actor Denzel Washington and his cast in the movie, ‘The Great Debaters’ which was nominated for a
Golden Globe award.  


Link to Dr. Freeman’s  Facebook page


United States Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee’s Tribute





 

Politicians and Notables:


Chris Bell for Mayor Campaign